Welcome to the Scottville Universal Life Church.
We are a private chapel, working to spread the established, historic, Biblical Christian faith. Further, it is our express purpose to minister the Word of God to the faithful, to conduct regular worship services through various forms of ministries, and to promote and encourage those that are in need through the various ministries of the Church; to cooperate with other organizations and institutions in ministering God's Word to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ; to maintain a local church; to license and ordain qualified individuals for service in the ministry; and to do any and all other things and activities which will serve to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the direction of the Holy Spirit, and in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Scriptures, the Holy Bible.
History and Origin
The Scottville Universal Life Church is of the Christian tradition following St Ignatius of Antioch. In a letter to the Smyrnaeans, he wrote "Wherever the bishop appears, there let the people be; as wherever Jesus Christ or Life is, there is the Universal of (Jesus Christ or Life) Church." This hassled many scholars to conclude that the Universal(Life) Church may have been in use as early as the last quarter of the 1st century. All Christian Churches even the Roman Catholic Church spun from the Universal Church of Antioch, founded in107 AD by St Ignatius.
At the Scottville Universal Life Church we honor these ancient roots and are working to bring the original thoughts and teachings of the early church to the modern world.
Through the Spirit of God, Scottville Universal Life Church, will be a place to learn of Jesus Christ, of God, the Holy Spirit and find a family to belong to. This will be a place to receive the healing Spirit of God, and receive no judgement for who you are are or what you have done in the past. We try to see others the way Jesus did, as the potential for someone to be saved.
In the meantime, we are holding services in the church when we are able to, if you would like to attend a service please contact us through the contact page, we will send you a personal invitation with any specific information that is needed, ie wearing warm clothing for winter, or cancellations depending on what is happening in the building at that time.
We are financing the reconstruction ourselves, and this is a historic building that should be preserved and one that has a prominent place in the history of the local area. If you are wanting to help us preserve this landmark building, we are accepting donations. For each person that makes a donation will be remembered within the church in a way that is appropriate, a pew in your name, a window dedicated, etc.
We are operating through a charter with The Universal Life Church World Headquarters; www.ulcnetwork.com
We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There's much more to come!